Vegetables - Okra, Or Gumbo
( Originally Published Early 1900's )
Okra is cultivated for its green pods or its immature seeds. The former are sliced and used in soups; the latter are cooked like peas. It is largely grown in the south, where the seed is planted 2 inches apart, in rows about 2 feet apart, in rich warm soil, at the same time the beans are planted. Dwarf Green and Long Green are the best known varieties.